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Suddenly stopped My western digital my book 250 external hard drive just stopped working. I thought it was the power pack so I got a new one. I've plugged it in and pushed the on button and it still does not come on. Help, I need to retrieve my data. off and out wi

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Hi,

If the unit will not power on even with a new known good power pack, then it can be assumed that there is an electronic fault internally.

This of course would require that the unit be opened and voltage readings be taken. If you are comfortable working with electronic circuitry and components and use of a DVM, then it is possible to do the repairs yourself. Otherwise it would perhaps require you to seek the services of a qualified professional.

Additionally, if you are after retrieving the data inside the actual hard drive itself, there are two (2) possible ways of doing that by removing the actual hard disk from the My Book enclosure and:
1. connecting it to another enclosure or IDES/SATA to USB interface; or
2. connecting that HD internally in a desktop PC as either a Secondary Master or Slave.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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